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Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures - Notification of emergency measures - United Arab Emirates - Domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs
日期:2020/02/24
作者: United Arab Emirates
文件編號:G/SPS/N/ARE/200
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NOTIFICATION OF EMERGENCY MEASURES

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Notifying Member: United Arab Emirates

If applicable, name of local government involved:

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Agency responsible: Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE)

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Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): Live poultry (HS Code: 0105), and poultry products including poultry meat (HS Code: 0207), day-old chicks (HS Code: 0105.11), hatching eggs, except heat‑treated meat

4.

Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:

[ ]      All trading partners

[X]     Specific regions or countries: Bulgaria

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Title of the notified document: United Arab Emirates is imposing a temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by-product, day-old chicks, hatching eggs from Bulgaria. Language(s): Arabic. Number of pages: 2

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Description of content: Following the notification published by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on 17 February 2020 regarding the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus (HPAI) in Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates is applying a precautionary sanitary measure to prevent the risk of introducing HPAI virus through the imports of live birds and their products from Bulgaria.

These measures include:

1.   Temporary ban on the importation of domestic and wild birds and their untreated by‑products, day-old chicks and hatching eggs from Bulgaria.

2.   Regulating the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products according to the health certificate for exporting meat and meat products from Bulgaria to the United Arab Emirates, accompanying the consignments for releasing purpose.

3.   Regulating the import of table eggs and its non-heat-treated products according to the health certificate for exporting table eggs from Bulgaria to the United Arab Emirates, accompanying the consignments for releasing purpose.

4.   Continue to allow the importation of heat-treated poultry products (treated meat and treated egg products) from all provinces of Bulgaria.

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Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [X] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [X] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.

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Nature of the urgent problem(s) and reason for urgent action: There is a risk of contamination from importing poultry and poultry products from Bulgaria, which is affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. This follows the notification of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Bulgaria on 17 February 2020. These applied measures are in compliance with Article 10.4.4, Chapter 10.4 of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code.

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Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:

[ ]        Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text):

[X]       World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number):

Chapter 10.4 of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Animal Health Code

[ ]        International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number):

[ ]        None

Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?

[X] Yes   [ ] No

If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:

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Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available:

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Date of entry into force (dd/mm/yy)/period of application (as applicable): 23 February 2020

[ ]      Trade facilitating measure

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Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e-mail address (if available) of other body:

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Eng. Majd Mohamed Alherbawi

Director of Food Safety Department

P.O. Box 1509

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Tel: +(9714) 214 8472

Fax: +(9714) 265 5822

Mobile: +(971 50) 626 0516

E-mail: mmalherbawi@moccae.gov.ae

Website: http://www.moccae.gov.ae

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Text(s) available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [X] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e-mail address (if available) of other body:

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment

Eng. Ahlam AL Mannaei

Agricultural Engineer in Food Safety Department

SPS Enquiry Point

P.O. Box 1509

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

Tel: +(9714) 214 8495

Fax: +(9714) 265 5822

Mobile: +(971 50) 590 3056

E-mail: aaalmannaei@moccae.gov.ae

Website: http://www.moccae.gov.ae